Tower of London | Day Out With The Kids

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Tower of London

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(4)
  • Tower Hill
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Tourist Attractions, Museums and Art Galleries

this attraction is currently closed.

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Tower of London is currently closed to the public. We'll keep this updated with news of when it might be open again, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

The Tower of London is one of England’s greatest medieval fortresses and offers a history lesson like no other! Throw yourself right back into the gory old days on tours, within exhibits and through the ages.

On a Beefeater’s guided tour, experience the interactive Armoury in Action exhibition and, if you dare, take a trip to the top floor and the original 18th-century executioner's block. Your little warriors will then be ready for battle! The Tower is under attack and they must join the royal guard beating back the terrible Red Earl and his advancing hordes. Will the ancient battlements hold? Find out in a live re-enactment.

Visit the Royal Beasts exhibit where you’ll learn all about the exotic animals which were held captive in the Tower for more than 600 years! And to finish with a bang, be dazzled by the 23,578 gems that make up the Crown Jewels in the Jewel House. Just don’t try and pinch any or you might find yourself up on the executioner’s block!

  • Hear historic tales on a guided tour
  • Costumed events take place every day
  • See the stunning Crown Jewels and other exhibits
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Opening hours

1st November - 28th February
Tuesday to Saturday 09:00 - 16:30
Sunday to Monday 10:00 - 16:30

1st March - 31st October
Tuesday to Saturday 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday to Monday 10:00 - 17:30

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission:
Adults from £22.70
Kids from £10.75
Family from £40.80

Travel & Contact Information


Tower Hill, London, Greater London, EC3N 4AB, England

Phone number

0844 482 7777



Click here to visit Tower of London's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Nearest car park is the Tower Hill Coach and Car Park (2 minute walk).

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Tower of London has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Due to the nature of the historic buildings some may not be accessible to wheelchair users. There is a lift in the White Tower. 

Tower of London has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.


Very interesting! 5 out of 5 stars

Very interesting day, loads to see and do. The staff were also very friendly and very willing to help and answer questions. The lines were quite long at times but moved quickly. May become quite tedious for younger children but perfect if they're into history.


Can't leave London without coming here! 5 out of 5 stars

Came here with my family with a tour guide. Definitely recommend getting a guide! Fascinating stuff! I felt as if I was transformed back into time. Definitely a MUST when visiting London. There is so much to see so I recommend going early and prioritising what you want to see. The food is great as well! Brilliant place to visit!


So much history 4 out of 5 stars

Really good day out at the Tower of London. So much to see and do. Great value for money too. My only concern was that by the end of the afternoon my kids were getting a little fed up looking around. Overall though - brilliant place to take your family and catch a glimpse of the history of London.

Worcester Wanderer, Worcester, United Kingdom

Great Dad day out! 5 out of 5 stars

My Dad came to London for a week and visiting the Tower of London was high on his list. We spend a great 4 hours visiting every single corner. The Crown Jewels are really impressive and being a fan of the Tudors, it was a great experience.

Ruxi, London, United Kingdom
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